The University Office of Research

The Office of Research of The University is headed by  Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Wayne Hunte who has offices at the St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. He can be contacted via Mrs. Toyline Deane Tel:(868) 662-2002, ext 82274.

The Mandate of the Office of Research is to facilitate the development of research capacity and output at The UWI and transform the University into a more research-driven institution.

Value of Research and Mandate of Office

  • The knowledge to drive economic growth and economic development is generated.
    Critical thinkers and regional leaders are produced
  • International recognition of UWI is enhanced
  • Competitiveness in accessing international grants is increased
  • The quality and relevance of UWI teaching programmes are improved

The Office of Research is responsible for the following programmes:

  • Inter-Campus and International Collaboration
  • Researcher Development and Recognition
  • Research Funding
  • Policies, Procedures and Quality Assurance
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Research Ethics
  • Management of Research Centres and Institutes


Global Reach

The University of the West Indies is the only university with a Caribbean focus and a global reach. It is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links to more than 60 universities around the world. Through our four campuses, including the Open Campus for distance education, UWI serves 17 countries in the region. Our faculty and alumni include experts in Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science & Agriculture and Social Sciences.

As the primary developer of knowledge and human resources in support of Caribbean economies, we continue to transform ourselves in order to keep pace with the changing global environment. This involves the ongoing expansion of our student body, faculty,
programmes, research and networks; enabling us to serve as a catalyst for prosperity in the region